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For questions about the 'Star Wars' universe created by George Lucas. By default, this tag is for questions about canon works in the 'Star Wars' universe. Indicate that works in the Legends continuity are acceptable and/or desired by using the [star-wars-legends] tag.

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Will the Star Wars galaxy run out of space for planets? [closed]

I know that the average galaxy has over 400 billion stars and most stars have planets around it so it seems foolish to think the writers would ever run out of planets. It’s just for the suspension of ...
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Is the forced labor prison in Andor human only?

When Cassian Andor is sentenced to prison in Andor, the prison population seems pretty homogenous. Given the security measures (electrified floor) and the types of labor being performed, I can ...
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How did Jabba know that Leia was Boushh and had planned to rescue Han from the Palace?

I'm not sure if this question has been asked before, but here we go. As everyone knows, in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), Princess Leia, disguised as the bounty hunter Boushh ...
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Is there a Canon or Legends explanation for "human-cyborg relations"? [duplicate]

In A New Hope, C-3PO introduces himself to Luke: THREEPIO: I see, sir. LUKE: Uh, you can call me Luke. THREEPIO: I see, sir Luke. LUKE: (laughing) Just Luke. THREEPIO: And I am See-Threepio, human-...
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Why did Obi-Wan raise his hands to warn Luke in Dagobah? [closed]

In the movie Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back (1980), in the scene where Luke is loading cases into the X-fighter's underbelly before leaving Dagobah to save his friends, Obi-Wan Kenobi raises his ...
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Is there an actual "man with no name" in Star Wars?

The Mandalorian was heavily inspired by 'Westerns' which in turn were inspired by Japanese movies. In both of them there was a common trope of the protagonist not having a name. This trope was carried ...
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How does the Republic identify Jedi candidates?

In The Phantom Menace, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, during his conversation with Anakin Skywalker's mother, says: Had he been born in the Republic, we would have identified him early. The Force is ...
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Did George Lucas consider a voice-over for the Star Wars opening?

Most science fiction films have backstories that are necessary to understand the plot. For this reason, George Lucas opened Star Wars (1977) with the famous opening crawl, but I wonder if, aside from ...
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Law enforcement and communication in Star Wars

I am attempting to write a few stories in the Star Wars setting. I am unclear about the way the laws and law enforcement work in that setting. Do planetary law enforcement agencies communicate with ...
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What planet is the Death Star orbiting in Andor

In the season finale of Andor we see the Death Star being built while in orbit over a planet. What planet is it? I have seen some people saying Scarif, but is this confirmed anywhere? Based in what we ...
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Origin of Darth Jar Jar

I've seen numerous theories and fan posters of Darth Jar Jar i.e the sith form of Jar Jar Binks. Now was Darth Jar Jar actually real? I mean was it something that the people at LucasFilms actually ...
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How high is the Death Star above Endor?

This is part of the answer to How did the Death Star 2 stay in orbit above Endor when it did not have functional ion engines nor a functional hyperdrive system?. The answer is so large I decided to ...
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What makes you a Sith Lord?

Neither Kylo Ren nor Snoke is considered a Sith Lord, but they have been described as being strong with the dark side. So what makes you a Sith Lord, isn't being the embodiment of evil enough?
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Why "Death Star?"

Why are the Death Stars called "Death Stars?" I mean they are not even vaguely related to a star so why "Death Star" and not something like "Planet Killer?" Furthermore ...
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How did the Death Star 2 stay in orbit above Endor when it did not have functional ion engines nor a functional hyperdrive system?

In the movie Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the Death Star 2 orbits around the moon of Endor. According to the Death Star 2 wiki page on Wookiepedia, the space station did not have ...
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How could Zurg know this about Buzz?

In Toy Story 2, in a dramatic scene, Zurg reveals that But how did Zurg know this? The only way he could have known that is if it was written on the box, which it obviously wasn't.
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When did Vader fight IG-88?

In the recent strain of Star Wars Marvel comics, the bounty hunters from ESB are making an appearance. I've heard there's a part somewhere where Vader fights IG-88 (and destroys him), but I can't ...
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What are these people doing in these transparent balls?

In the opening scene of Andor, Cassian walks past some people in strange transparent balls. What were they doing? It kind of looked like something recreational but I can't say anything for sure.
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Why do they swap hats in Andor?

In Star Wars: Andor (Episode 12), there is a short scene where Syril Karn and Linus Mosk are sitting side-by-side in a shuttle. They silently exchange hats. Why?
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Why didn't the Jedi wear armour?

Jedi are known for wearing robes with hoods, and though it looks cool, I am pretty sure it doesn't provide any protection to blaster bolts. Now I know the Jedi can deflect blaster bolts with their ...
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Which is the strongest metal in the Star Wars Universe? [closed]

I know Beskar is quite strong, but which is the strongest metal in the Star Wars Universe?
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Why did Greedo want Han dead?

Something that has made little sense in the Mos Eisley cantina scene is why Greedo wanted Han Solo dead GREEDO: You can tell that to Jabba. He may only take your ship. HAN: Over my dead body. GREEDO: ...
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Why weren't IG-series droids used for war?

The IG-11 droid on the Mandalorian was designed to be an incredibly efficient warrior able to take on the most dangerous of bounties. It has overwhelming damage output because its swiveling lenses and ...
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How fast does bacta heal cuts and minor injuries?

I remember that bacta was applied to the Mandalorian by IG-74 and he seemed healed almost instantly. Also in Star Wars Resistance; Katz applied bacta to a weak alien and he seemed good to go. My ...
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If The Father is required to get into Mortis, does that mean that the New Jedi Order’s quest for Mortis is doomed?

In the Clones Wars Episode “Ghosts of Mortis”, Obi-Wan Kenobi asks The Father that if they were not meant to interfere, then why did The Father bring them to Mortis? That seems to imply (at least to ...
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Who exactly is the New Hope?

In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Leia refers to Obi-Wan as her only 'hope', but he later dies in the movie at the hands of Darth Vader. However, before he dies he had already brought Luke into the ...
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At what point in the prequels is it revealed that Palpatine is Darth Sidious?

In Episode III, Anakin discovers that Palpatine is the Dark Lord of the Sith and Mace Windu goes to arrest him. Anakin accuses Palpatine, "You're a Sith lord." and Palpatine doesn't deny it....
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What age was Obi Wan when he died?

What was the exact age of Obi Wan-Kenobi when he dies in Episode IV: A New Hope? Darth Vader was 45 when he died and he was a little younger then Obi-Wan, so what was Obi-Wan's age at death?
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What factors led to Disney retconning Star Wars Legends in favor of the new Disney Canon?

The Star Wars Expanded Universe is the culmination of decades of work with thousands of new characters and a multitude of plotlines, cultures and worlds, and which has been approved by LucasFilm via ...
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Do Naboo queens have any pensions or any sort of financial incentive to become leader?

Yes, you lead the prospering planet of Naboo for your term, but is there really any reward/pension/bonus for doing so?
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What's the retcon for what Leia says in her R2-message, given the events of Kenobi?

In Kenobi (2022), a key plot arc involves Leia and Obi-wan This takes up much of the season, and the tone of the last episode suggests that Obi-wan will now be staying on Tatooine and focusing on ...
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At what point was Luke Skywalker no longer a military officer in the Rebel Alliance or the New Republic?

In The Empire Strikes Back Luke is referred to as Commander Skywalker, but no one calls him by this title in Episodes 6 through 9. At what point was Luke no longer an officer in the Rebel Alliance or ...
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Where is the Prometheus Engineer head in Star Wars Andor?

Multiple sources (including Starwars.com) claim that an Engineer's (from Ridley Scott's Prometheus) severed head can be seen in Luthen Rael's antique shop. Yet there is no image online. I want to see ...
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Does Anakin's Lightsaber Use Electrum?

Anakin's lightsaber has gold-like pieces on it. Usually, this is Electrum when it comes to lightsabers (see Sidious and Windu's). Electrum was reserved for high-ranking Jedi/Members of the Council. ...
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Did Darth Maul EVER talk?

I watched all nine Star Wars movies, but I don't know if in any other movie or series Darth Maul talks. I never heard him, but I think I know his voice. It could be a false memory, but I want to be ...
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Where did this Rebel Alliance/Jedi Order emblem originally appear?

Where, if anywhere, did this mixed emblem of the Rebel Alliance and Jedi Order originally appear...?
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What is the meaning of the 27 in Fives’s CT number?

CT-27-5555 “Fives” has the double numbers of 27, and 5555. Rex, Cody, Gree, and the rest of Domino Squadron (barring Droidbait). Droidbait is CT-00-2010, and Fox is CT-0000/1010. As far as I can tell, ...
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What is the toroidal device that Cassian is carrying to Jedha?

In Rogue One, while Cassian and Jyn try to contact someone who could take them to Saw Gerrera, we can notice that Cassian is carrying a backpack with a big round device with a hose tied to it. The ...
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Which was the first Star Wars book/comic book/cartoon/tv series/movie not to involve the Skywalkers?

I've been watching Andor lately and have been loving it so far, especially the exclusion of any mention of the Skywalkers. So similarly, which was the first Star Wars movie, television show, comic ...
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At what point in the Star Wars timeline do Mon Mothma and Gial Ackbar meet for the first time?

When I see Mon Mothma and Admiral Ackbar together in Return of the Jedi, it seems to me like they have known each other for years. Yet, I have not seen Mon Mothma and Gial Ackbar together in any of ...
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Do Star Wars characters ever read for entertainment?

In the Star Wars universe, it seems there is a multitude of myths and fables passed down by oral tradition. We also know books exist, such as the Jedi texts in The Last Jedi, but the ones in that ...
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What prevented Darth Maul from quenching his thirst for Jedi blood without Darth Sidious' permission?

We are well aware of how cruelly Darth Sidious abused Maul. The Sith apprentice was not a companion or a buddy to the Master, but rather a weapon forged by the dark side that would carry out his every ...
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Were the pods in the Galactic Senate used in a "timeshare manner" to accomodate millions of senators? [duplicate]

The Galactic Republic Senate room is spherical, with a diameter of 100 to 200 meters. Given the size of each pod in the room, there's no way that millions of individual planet senators & their ...
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Is there an “expiration date” related to how long a living creature can be frozen in Carbonite and then safely revived?

After asking this other question about Han Solo’s personal experience of being frozen in Carbonite, I was wondering: Is there the equivalent of an “expiration date” when it comes to a living creature ...
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What did Han Solo experience while frozen in Carbonite?

Inspired by this other question about what Captain America experienced after being frozen for 67 years at the bottom of the ocean, is there any in-universe explanation for what Han Solo experienced ...
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Why did the inquistor's head deflate after he died?

While watching the sixth episode of Tales of the Jedi, a sith inquisitor, voiced by Clancy Brown: When the inquisitor dies, it appears that his head deflates: Is this down to the inquisitor's ...
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Star Wars - What is the "main port"?

In a well-known scene in A New Hope, a rebel analyst describes the Death Star's weakness: "A small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port." What is the "main port?"
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What is the RotS Yuuzhan Vong quote?

I’ve seen it be referenced several times on this website, and despite reading my copy of Revenge of the Sith, couldn’t find it. Edit: My copy of the book is Scholastic, written by Patricia C. Wrede “...
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Is there any canon between Season 1 of "Andor" and "Rogue One"?

Just finished season 1 of Andor. Absolutely loved it and want to know if there are any books or media that tells what will happen to Cassian between now and Rogue One.
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Was the Star Wars capital planet named "Coruscant" after this passage from Pebble in the Sky?

Rereading Pebble in the Sky (1950), Isaac Asimov's first complete novel, I noticed a particular word near the beginning chapter 6: Ennius looked at the stars. They were the real beauty to him, since ...
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